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, keeping them honest, the governor of virginia declaring april confederate history month but not the proclamation of slavery. now, he's singing another tune. was he pandering to his base and an issue that ripped this country apart? >>> coming up, sarah palin and michele bachmann? are they the new faces of the republican party or outshining the republican party? >>> tiger woods appears ainu ad, the first since the scandal, the ad featuring his late father's voice, strange no doubt about it. strangely compelling as well. what it means, we'll let you decide. first up, keeping them honest. governor bob from virginia calling april history month. a proclamation that resulted in the governor a few hours ago reversion himself. i want to show you what the proclamation said. it was issued friday by the newly elected governor of virginia. this is him. i want to make it big. april is the month the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america and goes on to -- joined the con f fed -- confederate states of america. and the civil war. skips ahead to clause 3, it is import
. angie, how's the traffic. >> we have one early-morning tieup out of fredericksburg, virginia and looks like it has cleared. this is 95 northbound at route 17. move over to route 395 an show you the commute in to dc. as we take you to 66 lanes are wide open out of gainesville to centreville and beyond and then we are seeing drivers at speed and no fog to deal with this morning, unlike yesterday on 270 out of frederick past 121 to the spur. 95 southbound. we are dealing with construction between 198 and powder mill. we know along the way you will lose part of the right lane and northbound we have construction on the same stretch but we are hearing the lanes are open. back to andrea. >>> a second prince georges county police officer has been suspended in connection with this beating of a university of maryland student captured on videotape last month. the department says its investigating two other officers in the incident. as gary reports it is expanding its investigation to include additional incidents of possible police abuse that same night. >> reporter: in a year's old unruly traditi
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
grumman is moving its headquarters from los angeles to the d.c. area. yesterday they chose virginia over maryland and d.c.. the exact site remains unclear. up to 150 new jobs in our area is what it will mean. >> last month's mass shooting in southeast d.c., police arrested 21-rolled jeffrey best. the police chief says this is the final arrest in the case. best is also charged in the mouth 27 shooting death of jordan howe. -- march 27 shooting. >>> we have exclusive video of the underwear bomber training in yemen. abdulmutallab deshawn firing weapons and should speaking in arabic about his impending attack. -- is shown firing weapons. more beginning at 7:00 this morning on that. >> who says you cannot fight city hall? the district dismissed 70,000 parking tickets in 2009. >> we will head back down south where the cleanup continues to day after the deadly twisters. >> first we will find out if any more severe weather is in the forecast. >> people are assessing damage after the deadly tornadoes that swept through the south. nearly 700 homes were damaged over the weekend in mississippi alone
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-grilled lobster and parmesan scampi... our signature lobster lover's dream... and eleven more choices. endg soon at red lobster. >>> accused controversy arising out of virginia after a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april federal co
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
in a moment -- 35 reports of hail, in maryland, virginia and west virginia. most of that occurred between 5:00 and 8:00 last night. more rain likely today and this is the problem, we take to you jessup, patuxent valley middle school, 50. storm total yesterday 2.6 inches of rain. when you get that much in a short period of time, it's very hard for it to drain. this is the issue this morning. heavy rain coming down. it's reaching reisterstown, owings mills look out, 795 and 140, reisterstown road, you're getting very wet heavy rain approaching cockeysville. that will be the 83 split through towson. looks like timonium will be very wet. eldersburg, mount airy is getting it now. north side of ellicott city and most of the stuff probably going to pass to the north of ellicott city and columbia, but we have rain and that continues to push to the east which includes our friends in harford county, bel air, on the north side now but looks like more heading from the band in owings mills, in your direction this morning. 50s this morning. we get to 66 and isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. could be
and virginia came together to ask for more oversight of the agency. news4's megan mcgrath joins us with more. >> good morning. there have been 15 accidents in the metro system in the last year. the chairman of the committee on oversight in government reform opened this hearing by saying that was completely unacceptable and that something needs to change. now, metro officials including the new interim gm, richard sorrells are appearing before that committee today to answer questions about their safety record and what's being done to make sure that the system and the passengers are safe. now, some lawmakers a calling for more oversight over metro. specifically that there needs to be an agency with real teeth, real enforcement powers to watch over the system as well as come up with safety procedures. right now they say there is not such an entity that has enforcement powers and plays that role. also, others are calling for more funding, specifically federal funding for metro so that they can get back to do some of the maintenance and other things that they need to do and they hope that that wil
are with the west virginia community. may they rest in piece peace and may their families find comfort in the hard days ahead. >> reporter: seven hoping for miracles and hoping that trapped miners can beat the odds and are found alive. in west virginia, craig bosswell, fox news. >> the grieving families are upset that massy coal didn't notify them their loved ones were killed. instead, they heard from the government officials. one woman is hurt the company didn't call the family, even though the father worked for them for 17 years. he was set to retire in five weeks and now his family is trying to locate his remains. >> we looked for the up to and have yet to hear one. we're just continuing to pray and be strong for each other. we're tough people, we'll get through it. >> among the dead, three members of the same family, a man and two of his nephews were killed in the blast. >>> and go to for continuing coverage of the deadly mine explosion o. the website, you will find the latest on the rescue and recovery and presidents, the preside
virginia, our clergy is our grief counselors. we have, you know, these are tough people and they do it all. i don't know how to explain it. it's so different. the people, they're solid and they're coming together and they understand the depths of this. and family members, i told the family members, i said i know there's no use to tell you this, if you can go home and get some rest, i know they won't but if you need to change your clothes or whatever, you have a lot of information now until we get the first hole through to know what conditions we're dealing with and knowing that the rescue teams can go in or how quickly. so you're looking at maybe 12 plus hours for that. >> are any of the miners who got out still in the hospital? >> two. one in beckly and one in charleston. >> no one has briefed him yet. not that i know of. the only debriefing that's going on and the way that the four miners were identified is local rescuers who knew them. and people said, how come you haven't identified the other 14? there was a total of 18 unidentified. you identified four, why not the other 14? we had
are dealing in real terms and realistically, understand and these are tough. >> reporter: the west virginia governor spent a lot of time with the victims' families and told us that they're understanding of the delay. he told us the families have told him that they don't want to see anymore people die in the mine and if they have to take more time to vent that gas, the families are prepared to wait longer. >> is there anything else they can do besides banging on the pipes to see if the the four missing miners are alive? >> it's a good question, brian. a frustrated one for the rescuers. they have penetrated into the mine shaft and still can't get the gas out. what they're going to do in the next few hours is make use is of the one boring hole and the second is to be completed at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. they going to lower a camera down the mine shaft and try to peer around into the rescue chambers the governor was talking about and there are four-day supplies of food, water and air in the chambers. if they can see one of the four missing men and able to
you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one su >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. that you clearly don't agree. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddley. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate re-enactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nomination battle. and time for you to weigh in. log on to the social networking sites. if you have heartburn more than one day a week, try prilosec otc. it shuts down many acid-producing stomach pumps for twenty-four hours of heartburn protection with just one pill a day. for frequent heartburn, try prilosec otc. black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [
malveaux at the white house tonight. thank you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one supporter among his ranks. >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddly. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate reenactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nominee battle. and time for you to weigh in. ♪ is that your new car ? uh... yeah ? cool. thanks. i knew i wanted a subaru legacy. i went back and forth on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. the subaru legacy. home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartbu
bill. >>> virginia is for business. defense contractor northrop grumman will announce today it's coming to virginia. >>> it's opening day for an $8 million park near national stadium. the park is named for a 19-year-old murder victim who during his life worked to clean up the neighborhood. >>> news 4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome everyone to news 4 midday. it's tuesday, april 27th, 2010. health care reform may now be law, but some people with disabilities say lawmakers overlooked them when they passed the historic legislation. now they're in washington and taking their message to house speaker nancy pelosi. tracee wilkins is live in northwest washington. >> reporter: protesters were right outside of the hilton just a little while ago. they have moved on down connecticut avenue. things are back to normal here. today they were here sending a national message. that being disabled shouldn't equal being institutionalized. their early morning arrival caused some traffic backups downtown as more than 300 disabled protesters made their way up pennsylvania avenue. >> keep
the chatham bridge. pat? >> in fredericksburg, virginia, population 22,000. there are 72 police officers here. they're not accustomed to a lot of violence. certainly nothing like what happened here last weekend. >> the victim, a 52-year-old. they said he was picked up a few times for drunken disorderly conduct, but he never stole anything. in fact, he was more likely to be a victim of crime than a perpetrator. he was seen wandering ability this intersection in the historic part of fredericksburg. not too far from that chatham bridge. he had taken off the blanket he was sleeping under, stripped away the jacket he had on. some cars drove by. but rick rice stopped. he said someone had taken his money and someone had set him on fire. >> he had burns, and it looked like bruising. but it was actually second degree burns. a lot of his skin had blistered off and was hanging from his body. he didn't have his shirt on. the shirt was gone. i could see the whole side of his body. he couldn't move his arm. it was hanging by his side. >> fredericksburg police down under that bridge today, looking for evide
the tragedy in west virginia. we talk exclusively with one family who lost three loved ones. also hear from the owner of the mine. what abo all those safety violations? >>> plus, nuclear fallout. republicans lash out at the president over his new restrictions on newsing nuclear weapons. is a new cold war brewing here at home? >>> plus, flying the costly skies? if you want to carry on your luggage, you better carry some extra cash. >>> and a royal wedding, could it be coming? new signs that prince william may finally be ready to pop the question. >>> well, it is now a race against time to reach the four miners still trapped more than 1,000 feet under ground after monday's mine explosion in west virginia. rescuers started drilling ventilation holes ovnight, some 1,200 feet under ground, where they hope to find the 4 miners alive. it will take hours of painstaking and potentially dangerous work. >> they managed to drop a microphone into the mine. but they have not picked up the banging on the pipes that would signal someone is alive. they're hoping for a miracle. >>> we're also going to talk t
are okay all the way down to the spur. moving to virginia. 66 eastbound. the trip seems to be moving well past route 50 to the capital beltway. 395 northbound also keeping an eye on this from duke street to the 14th street bridge. that road is checking out incident and accident free. it is pretty much smooth sailing. 95 northbound before that, drivers are at speed between the prince william parkway to the fairfax county parkway and beyond on to 395. back to andrea. >> a second officer from prince georges county police has been placed under suspension for the beating of a university of maryland student caught on tape last month. 9 news now reporter alex trevino has more. >> reporter: for years university of maryland students celebrated on route 1 after a big basketball win. this year that celebration got out of hand. police have seen in riot gear beating student jack mckenna charging him with assault. prosecutors have since dropped the charges and suspended two officers after the video surfaced. >> we believe we have identified all of -- all of the officers seen in the tape using force. >>
crews in west virginia gearing up to search for four miners missing in a deadly explosion. and the search could get under way at any minute now. thanks for joining us this evening. i'm shawn yancy. >>> i'm brian bolter. the situation in west virginia is now changing by the moment. officials announcing just in the last hour that the deadly gases trapped inside the mines since monday are finally being vented. rescue crews could start their search for those four missing miners tonight. tom fitzgerald is live in montcoal, west virginia tonight. >> reporter: this is welcome news for the families waiting for two days now for rescue teams to enter that mine and look for these four missing miners. it came just hours after officials had already announced that the methane levels inside that mine were so dangerous that the mine was at risk of another explosion. but tonight with two holes bored into the earth venting that gas out and those levels coming down, there is hope tonight, overnight, that those crews can get in. at the same time there are
haven't been voting democrats in massachusetts and new jersey and virginia. one point about sarah palin, i think she's doing something very smart here. i think sarah palin's decided it's more important for her to be the power behind 1,000 thrones than sit on the throne herself. she's out there now supporting candidates and republicans and conservatives all over the place and uniting that populist anger paul is talking about. i think she's becoming an even more powerful political force. >> everybody says they don't like partisanship and democrats bash republicans on partisanship. there's a new liberal group that's called "crash the party" and says it will go to tea parties and blend in and be as outrageous as they can, doesn't that add to the fractured nature of politics in america dao? is that really a good smart thing for this group to be doing? >> it's not something i would do and not something i'm encouraging. if i were crashing the party i would bring a sign that says tax cuts for the middle class not millionaires. that's not mischief trying to give the democratic message to folks s
is in montcoal, west virginia. she's been covering the story. norah, and good, we have your live shot up. any late information on the fate of the four? >> reporter: only that the news has gotten more grim overnight. a federal safety official saying the situation is dire. some of the rescuers had tried to go after those other four missing miners who are believed to be more than 1,000 feet under. but, of course, the rising methane gas levels made it very, very dangerous for them. so they decided to call off the search. they had hoped that some of those missing four miners had reached these air-tight chambers that are stocked with food and oxygen where they can survive for four hours. they made it to one of those air-tight chambers. nobody was there. they couldn't make it to the second air-tight chamber because, again, those rising methane gas levels just made it very, very dangerous. so they're saying the situation is dire. mika, i couldn't hear everything about the governor was saying. he's not far from where i am. but just to sort of recap, we learned overnight 25 dead. these additional 4 sti
popped up just south of d.c. over eastern virginia. a few wind reports in florida, and also a couple strong storms just outside of houston. so it was a lot calmer severe weatherwise yesterday. a couple areas of storms and some showers in new england. a little area of rain here over illinois, heading for kentucky, and some isolated storms there over areas of just into louisiana, right on the border there of texas. here's that area of rain. this is probably the worst of it this morning. this isn't that bad. just some steady rain heading for louisville this morning, owensboro, and possibly around lexington, eventually. so the forecast today, a little gloomy in new england. especially from rhode island and boston northward up into northern new england where they could even see snow. but overall, it's not a bad-looking tuesday. temperatures a little bit on the cool side in chicago. that's a look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. you notice there's nothing too dramatic during the day today. the next severe weather threat will come into the midd
back to >>> welcome back to "world news now." students, staff, and community leaders at virginia tech will reflect on the deadliest american peace-time shooting in history, carried out by a single gunman. >> three years ago today the gunman killed 32 people and then himself. from the abc news vault, world news coverage from april 16th, 2007. >> a lone gunman carries out the worst mass murder in u.s. history. the total, 32 killed, many more wounded, and a nation in shock. >> schools should be placed as a safety and sanctuary in learning. when that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every american classroom and every american community. >> how could anyone do such a thing? tonight, campus tragedy. massacre at virginia tech. >> from abc news headquarters, this is "world news" with charles gibson. >> good evening. it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before. at 7:15 this morning in a virginia tech dormitory a lone gunman shot and killed two people, beginning what would become the deadliest shooting spree in u.s. history. more than two hours later
much. >> let's check in with julie wright and look at traffic. >> the problems right now in virginia, if you are traveling northbound along glebe road at eighth street, overnight crash took out a utility pole so the roadway remains closed northbound glebe road at eighth street while they try to restring some wires. meanwhile, if you are making the trip southbound along 270, lanes are open out of hyattstown, below speed here as you work your way out towards the truck scales. no incidents, just volume delays. 270 also in good shape as you continue out of rockvillehooded rockvillehood -- voccolaville out towards the split. you are up to speed in each direction at the wilson bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> investigators are rying to figure out how a man died in arlington. police responded to an ain't at the wildwood park apartments on columbia pike and a suspect died. medics tried to revive that suspect. the story is still unfolding. we'll have a crew live on the scone and more details coming up at 6:30. >>> now to the developing story of the environmental disa
meade. she's on assignment. time to get you caught up now. hope turns to more grief in west virginia. we have learned this weekend that no one survived that massive mine explosion. now federal investigators will try to uncover some answers. >>> and the talk was all about tiger, but fan favorite phil mickelson stole the show at the masters with an emotional win and his family really needed something to celebrate, and they certainly got it. >>> plus, the growing outrage over u.s. family who adopted a boy from russia only to send him back on a plane alone. >>> first, our top story on this monday. today west virginia authorities hope to start recovering the remaining 22 bodies of miners who died in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1972. 29 minersdyed in last monday's explosion. and families sobbed as crews found the last four miners who were unaccounted for on saturday. some of the miners were laid to rest over the weekend. nearly two dozen funerals will follow in the coming weeks. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community that was holding on to a ve
. >>> following a number of other stories tonight, joe johns joins us with a "360" bulletin. >> west virginia governor has ordered immediate inspection of all underground coal mines and asked the state's 200 underground coal mines to cease production tomorrow to honor the 29 miners killed last week at the upper big branch mine. >>> michelle obama visited schools in mexico and talked about everything from poverty to climate change. she also sat down with a reporter and told him about the strict rules the daughters have to follow when it comes to technology. >> we try to establish a set of guidelines and rules that make sense. no computers, phones, television during the week. we talk a lot with them about the dangers of facebook and sort of getting into that social networking kind of gossip mill or -- you know, that comes from those arctiveties. >> a new report by the federal reserve finds economic recovery is spreading to most parts of the country. merchants are seeing better sales and factories are boosting production but many companies are still wary of ramping up hiring. >>> a new study con
and they gathered on this night in woodbridge, madonna for the -- woodbridge, virginia for the all madonna episode. >> reporter: it's the first episode to be deld indicated entirely to -- dedicate entirely to one artist. the power of madonna is winning over these glee fans. >> my daughter sings in a glee club at wood bridge high school. a lot of friends enjoyed the show and i got on the bandwagon and we've had a lot of fun watching it. >> a bunch of young folks coming together doing positive things with a positive image in front of them goes a long way too. >> reporter: heather entered a contest on the glee page and won. >> we have glee popcorn which we haven't popped yet and a glee cooler. >> reporter: some of the younger fans in the mix are flee club members themselves. they're part of the woodbridge singers at woodbridge high school. >> now that the glee show is on, people want to like pursue like choir stuff. oh, this is so cool. >> then you know your love is real. >> reporter: but the singing and enthusiasm is catching on with fans of all ages. >> i'm from ohio and the school mckinly high sch
. >>> then, unsafe underground. why investigators were raising concerns about the disastrous west virginia mine before last week's fatal explosion. >>> and, sports scandal. why dozens of girls' swimming coaches are banned for life. >> it was disgusting. at first i was in shock. i was -- i thought to myself, what is he doing? >> it's monday, april 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you're back. ♪ reunited and it feels so good ♪ >> i was reading your facebook fan page and you have a new nickname too. >> what is it? >> mcnewsie. like mcdreamy? i thought, his mom's writing in again! >> she's on to me. it's good to be back. we've got "insomniac theater" this half hour. and a lot of interesting stuff going on this morning so stick around for that. good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm jeremy hubrd. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin in poland where thousands are expressing their grief over the death of that country's president, his wife, and dozens of other polish leaders. >> now there are questions about why the pilot of the doomed flight did not follow dir
. meanwhile, in virginia, northbound 395 slow going past duke street up towards king. reports of an accident tying up the far right lane. kenilworth avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our top story this morning: the massive oil spill in the gulf, larger than what we first thought. government officials say the blown out well is spewing about 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the gulf. >> at that rate, the spill could eclipse the worst ever in u.s. history. craig, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, allison and steve. the leading edge of that oil sheen is watching ashore. it's oozing its way into shore, getting closer minute by minute. officials are fearing this could become the worst environmental disaster in decades. >> reporter: hundreds of species are threatened, including fish, birds and other wildlife and businesses that rely on the gulf could be driven to bankruptcy. it's a cleanup that could take months, well after crews are finally able to plug the well some 5,000 feet below the surface of the gulf of mexico. >> this is a very significant event and it'
as southwestern virginia is concerned and the national weather service said early reports, wind gusts were from 70 to 80 miles an hour and there is flash flooding. a lot of buildings destroyed and they're saying there were several tornados, not just one in the area in mississippi. the national weather service is out there first thing tomorrow to survey the damage and at that point, they will determine what it was and the strength of those tornados as well. bringing it here at home, let's look at true view. we have widespread rainfall moving in across our area. if you look to the west, that is the leading edge of the storm system and by tomorrow, we are going to be under a slight risk of seeing severe weather and we're going have to stay on top of this. we're talking storms in the morning hours and by the afternoon, that is when we have a chance of severe storms in our neighborhood and we'll bring you another update on what to expect coming up later on. back to you. >> and we'll see you then. of course, we're not finished with the story and you can can stay on top of the latest developments any tim
this guy. he's accused of hitting gyms across northern virginia while people are woking out -- working out. he's stolen credit cards, wallets, keys. police want you to give them a call if i have any information. >>> we're getting a first look at the evidence prosecutors hope would send a man arrested for being naked in his home to jail. one key piece proving to be the crucial clue that swayed the jury to find he was not guilty. tonight he has a message for you. fox 5's jennifer davis sat down with him today. >> reporter: eric williams says he should never have been arrested at gunpoint inside his own home for being naked in his kitchen. a jury agreed and found him not guilty of indecent exposure. he wants people to realize how easy it is to be charged with a crime like this and how difficult it is to rebuild your life, even after a jury says you've done nothing wrong. eric williamsson says these are the photos that convinced the jury he was telling the truth and had no idea two women saw him drinking coffee naked if his kitchen back in october. >> it's great to be not guilty but i still ha
it to the company's attention. >>> the last nine bodies have been recovered from the west virginia coal mine. 29 men died in an explosion last monday. and now federal officials are going to begin to investigate exactly what happened there. west virginia's governor led a moment of silence at the state capitol yesterday. there it is. the company says it will review the tox make sure it doesn't happen again. some investors want the mine's ceo to resign. >>> american airlines flight made an emergency landing in iceland after fumes filled the cannin. flight 49 was traveling from paris' charles de gaulle airport to dallas-ft. worth when passengers reported that haze. five or six of the passengers on board complained of dizziness from the fumes. the airline says there are no reports that anyone needed medical treatment. american airlines is sending a replacement plane to iceland so passengers can continue their journey. >>> well, caskets carrying the bodies of poland's president and his wife are now at the presidential palace as mourners are paying their respect. you see them there. lech kaczynski and his
safety today in the wake of the deadly explosion in west virginia. congress is going to decide whether safety laws need to be strengthened. noticeably absent today, anyone from massey energy, the company that owns the upper big branch mine where 29d miners were killed. well, that huge oil leak from the deadly explosion off an off-shore oil rig covers a whopping 1800 square miles. take a look at this photo from nasa. and you can see the oil spreading through the gulf of mexico. crews are using robotic subs trying to cut off an estimated 42,000 gallons escaping below the surface per day. communities picking up the pieces after more than 50 tornadoes tore across the country this weekend. check out this amateur video of a tornado in yazoo city, mississippi. cleanup under way there after 17 counties affected. close to 1,000 homes destroyed by the homes. volunteers across the state and alabama helping with recovery efforts and debris removal. a new york family is opening up about their heartbreak after their son is killed in afghanistan. army ranger jason santora was killed friday as he hero
. >> reporter: today five young americans sit in a pakistani jail 7,000 miles from their virginia homes. they are either homegrown american terrorists or, as their families insist, innocent students who wanted to help fellow muslims. late last year the men flew from virginia to the crowded, dangerous city of karachi where senior al qaeda leaders have been captured in daytime shootouts. pakistani police say the five set off along this road to try and join a terror group launching attacks in pakistan and afghanistan against u.s. forces. their first attempt, jasha muhammad, muhammad's army suspected of beheading "wall street journal" reporter daniel pearl. police say that group turned them down, so the men got back on the road and tried to join yet another terror group, lashkar-e-taiba. the army of the pure. in pakistan lashkar-e-taiba openly preaches violencend in afghanistan they kill u.s. troops. >> the l.e.t. has put the world on notice that they intend to escalate the carnage and spread it worldwide. >> reporter: but police say because the five have no local references, lakar-e-taiba
in parking tickets. and in 2005, virginia police had to let a suspected child molester go, after he was caught in a sting operation because he was a diplomat from the united arab emirates. he left the country. romanians are still angry about the death of a popular singer killed in a car accident by a u.s. marine stationed at the embassy there. sometimes, though, governments choose to lift immunity. remember the high-profile case in 1997. the deputy ambassador from georgia had been drinking and speeding and hitting killed a 16-year-old girl. he spent three years in a u.s. prison, two in a georgian prison. and he's now on parole. now, let's be clear. mohammed al modadi will face consequences. just not from the u.s. government. his bosses here at the qatari embassy behind me have decided he will be sent home. and losing a job like that is a big blow. >> it is. have a good weekend. >>> now, tiger woods answered five months' worth of questions thursday at the masters. would he be rusty? could he handle the pressure and put it behind aim hen just play? yeah an all accounts. john berman is
. this is the trial of petty officer second class jonathan keefe of new yorktown, virginia. they don't want his picture shown because it's in special operation. use accused of dereliction of duty. he's chose to go have the case heard by the judge and there won't be a jury as in the case of julio huertas. jane: and huertas was found not guilty. does that mean the possibility of acquittal is pretty high for the others? >> reporter: it's possible. the biggest concern would be for matthew mccabe, he's the navy seal actually accused of punching the prisoner in the stomach. mccabe's attorney says the case has been laid out in the trial of huertas and in the trial of keefe and the jury didn't believe the allegations in the last trial. mc-- i'm sorry, huertas was found not guilty so he's sure keefe and mccain will also be found not guilty and he talked with me this morning about mccabe's reaction to the acquittal of huertas. let's listen. >> i woke up yesterday to an effusive e-mail from my client, he was shouting and overjoyed, and he anticipates keefe will meet the same result as will he, he's very c
>>> good morning, breaking news, the painful wait for word on the miners in west virginia is finally over this morning. >> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. >> we'll have the latest overnight developments coming up. >>> and disaster. a jet liner carrying 96 people crashes while trying to land in thick fog, kills everyone on board, including the president of poland. >>> adoption nightmare. why would an adoptive parent here in this country send a little boy halfway around the here in this country send a little boy halfway around the world all by himself? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning, april 10. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> you've been gone a lot. >> i have been following this major story, i think we all were holding out hope that we're going to get a miracle. the search and the hopes coming to an end this morning. all 29 coal miners trapped in that huge explosion have now been confirmed dead making it the country's worst mining accident in 40 years. we'll get the latest f
>>> good morning. breaking news. another major setback at that west virginia mine. a fire has forced rescue teams to pull back again. we are live at the scene. >>> murder in paradise. a producer of the hit reality show "survivor" questioned and released overnight over his wife's brutal murder in cancun, mexico. why aren't police letting him leave the country? >>> and tiger roars again. tiger woods achieves a personal best opening round at the masters and is just two shots off the lead. but what did he think of those planes circling above with messages about his scandal? what he has to say about that, "today," friday, april 9th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt this morning. >>> there's been devastating news this morning for those families of those four missing miners because rescue workers on their second attempt to get to those missing miners were forced to leave because of a smoke from a fire inside the mine. >> before they did leave they check one more rescue
governor haley barbour waiving in on the confederacy controversy dogging virginia. we'll dig deeper on the civil war and why people see the conflict so differently. those stories and a lot more at the top of the hour. >> larry: that's anderson cooper 10:00 eastern, 7:00 pacific. all right. he just went over this incredible case, the american woman returning her 7-year-old adoptive son to russia. with us, mark geragos, noted defense attorney in l.a. miami, stacy hornowitz and with us in l.a., psychiatrist, medical director of family sstss and author of this new book, "side by side." mark, what do you make of this? >> is this book for mother-daughter conflict free resolution, that's impossible. i never heard of such a thing. >> i will. i will read the book. the story is incredible. i don't understand why the sheriff thinks he doesn't have some base tois do something. i know coming from the defense lawyer, that sounds like bla blasphemy. >> what will the charge be? >> some kind of neglect charge. i don't know the specific code section there. but certainly you can file charges on somebo
branch coal mine in west virginia today. they're waiting for crews to recover the bodies of nine miners killed in last week's explosi explosion. investigators will focus on the mine company's recent safety violations. the ceo defends his company's record, disputing accusations he puts profits ahead of safety. >>> on capitol hill a bill to extend unemployment benefits for another month cleared a big hurdle in the senate. four republicans joined democrats in a 60-34 vote to begin debate on the measure. if it's approved hundreds of thousands of people who are out of work can continue to get jobless benefits. critics complain it would add another $9 billion to the national debt. >>> wall streeters are celebrating a big milestone this morning. the dow opens nearly nine points higher above 11,000 for the first time in a year and a half. but is it a sial the rough economic times are really over? here's m oliver. >> reporter: investors took the bull by the horns and rode it past the 11,000 point mark monday. after days of flirtation, even hitting then dropping back below the mark on friday, on
a full recovery. >>> family and friends are mourning the loss of a student from front royal, virginia. 18-year-old joshua died after being shot at a party near texas southern university in houston where he was a freshman. police are still looking for the shootner this case. >> a local communityç')jr' mourning today after two teenagers were killed in an assistant. the van they were in hit a tree. both teens later tied from their injuries.xd . >>> gun activists say they need to remind the government that they have a constitutional right to bear arms. they held rallies today in washington and nourn virginia to protest what they describe as the government's intent to take away their firearms and their rights. at one event,Ñi participants brought guns to emphasize their point. here's news 4's brian mooar. >> reporter: not far from the u.s. capitol, two rallies, and one message by supporters of gun rights to their government. >> we have the first and second amendment right for a reason and we're not afraid to exercise them. >> reporter: in washington a series of speeches. >> just across the r
, in virginia, bob mcdonell declaring confederate history month, a huge media flap ensued, he was on the front of pains, he was ripped because there was no mention of slavery. the governor later apologizing for leaving out slavery. do you think the way the media turned this into a hot-button controversy forced mcdonell to apologize? >> i think because of the circumstances around it. he went against the pattern that had been established by other republican governors in recognizing this history of the confederacy. there had always been mention of slavery. anybody that brings up the history of the con ffederacy an does not make slavery a part of it, that's just a lie that should have been brought to the front and brought to the front quickly. what made it extra juicy is when sheila johnson, a black woman who was one of his supporters, came out and said are you kidding me? for all of those reasons it was a good story. >> i didn't see most conservative commentators defending mcdonell on this? >> it was dreadful week for republicans on race. you had michael steele saying his party is holding him to
little doings of rain down in northern virginia, western suburbs of dc. another cell north of hagerstown that works across parts of central maryland over the next hour or so. but nonetheless, all wrapping around an area of low pressure that is starting to breakdown a bit. over the mountains. we will continue to see this area of low pressure that, will continue to wrap in the chance for a thunderstorm overnight tonight. but this will start to move off. and leave us with clearing. 56 degrees in baltimore. 57 in d.c. looking at cooler temperatures bang west. but we will see a better day tomorrow. showers end wing sunshine making the way way and nice warm up ahead. details on the seven day coming up. >> all right vytas. you can be in charge of your own personalized forecast. i-radar is available at use the interactive tools to track storms down to your street. go to >> a pill that actually makes men hang in there longer. but it is going to cost you. >> wouldn't there come a point in time that you would be suspicious. >> collecting paychecks behind
reported a bomb at the virginia station late this afternoon and as a precaution, the yellow and blue line trains were rerouted. service was restored about 7:30 tonight. >>> it was just a little overcast today. >> just a little, but it was still a good day and that didn't stop people from enjoying the sun when it peeked through. >> many people were at the inner harbor to enjoy the spring weather. >> it's an awesome day to take in god's glory. >> tents were in the high 60s. you need a jacket, but an awesome beautiful, breezy day. how is the easter forecast shaping up? >> we had another beautiful day outside today. a couple of more clouds, which kept the temperatures down. 60 in baltimore. 62 in d.c. cooler towards the coast. 96 dover. 71 in hagerstown and 63 in oakland. those winds still out of the southwest. they'll be bringing in a sea breeze out there. six miles an hour in baltimore. five in d.c. 15 slowly starting to shift towards the northwest. we had a dry cold front that pushed through our region. that's going to shift the wind towards the northwest overnight tonight. fo
: republicans have seats in massachusetts, and virginia. >> ehrlich's campaign says we have a policy of not commenting on polls. >> i welcome him to this race. >> reporter: o'malley's campaign says he expects the campaign to be hard fought. among women, he holds a 19% lead. among men, it's ehrlich by 17%. and among those unaffiliated with any party, ehrlich is up 40%. >> this, by all accounts, is a bad year for democrats. but it's a long time until november. >> the rematch is on. >> and a lot of people know these candidates. they have very passionate feelings about them. the poll bore that out. as for mr. o'malley. 22% view him very favorably. but 24% have very unfavorable views of him. as for former governor ehrlich, 27% have strong favorable views. and 27% have strong unfavorable views. mr. o'malley will officially kick off his campaign with a series of events. >> thank you very much, mike. we'll give you one more set of numbers. the poll also says 50% approve of o'malley's job performance. 58% disapprove. >>> an anne arundel county officer opens fire. attacking a woman, after a st
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